SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Great Southern Travel here, described as the Ozarks' largest agency, said it will acquire Canterbury Travel and Tiger Travel Associates in Columbia, Mo., effective Aug. 12.

Canterbury Travel and Tiger Travel Associates, a $7 million business, is the official travel agency for University of Missouri Athletics and an appointed agency of the state of Missouri. Co-owners of the Columbia-based agency, Barbara Davis and Gudrun Parmentier, will stay on as co-managers of the Columbia office, and the eight employees will retain their posts, as well.

The $70 million Great Southern Travel, a division of Great Southern Bank, operates 14 offices in the Ozarks, including a full-service outlet in the Springfield/Branson Regional Airport.

To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Nadine Godwin at [email protected].

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